ABOUT US

The maker, the brand and Turtlehorns activities

THINK SLOW!

We are not only fashion enthusiasts who love streetwear, but most of all we love our planet. We want to establish the slow fashion approach and show that responsible, mindful fashion is possible.

How we enable
slow fashion

OVERVIEW OF OUR ACTIVITIES

INNVENTIVE TEXTILE UPCYCLING

Research & development of new knitting, sewing or composition techniques made of textile waste

ZERO IMPACT CLOTHES

Production of our unisex and onesize clothes made of recycled materials

EMPOWER COLLABORATIONS

Engagement in cultural or social networks that support slow fashion

ENABLE OTHERS

As Slow Fashion ambassadors, we take part in workshops, speeches and interviews

THE HEAD BEHIND TURTLEHORN

María Voth Velasco is the designer behind Turtlehorn. She deals with sustainable fashion, supports and integrates social projects in her work. She not only anticipates and works on her prospective collections, but also offers inclusive and culture-enhancing workshops to improve social and environmental stewardship. She was born and raised in Spain, spent part of her youth in Germany and completed her fashion design studies at the Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design (MAFAD) in the Netherlands in January 2020. Through numerous internships in the fields of graphics, fashion and manual trades, she combines these experiences through artistic art in her work. For her, fashion and art have always been close together, with overarching and symbiotic threads. The concepts are often implemented in the form of performances, presented illustratively or represented in the form, color and pattern of clothing. In her work, she places great emphasis on research and experimentation to achieve better results. It is a form of creative research where she examines the material in particular. In the creative process, it is very important to her to carry out many material, shape, color and technical experiments in order to come up with new design possibilities and to continue working and researching on the development of the product. They often work together with other people such as craftsmen, technicians or materials researchers for specific projects or collaborations.

AVOID TEXTILE WASTE

Inventive Textile upcycling

Square knitting pattern
Knitting squares used to be very difficult. We have developed a machine process using recycled cotton yarn.
SQUARE KNITTED HOLES
We have developed a method to knit square holes by hand. We use wool made from recycled cotton.
Square knitting pattern
Knitting squares used to be very difficult. We have developed a machine process using recycled cotton yarn.
"Jarapa" weaving
Jarapara is a traditional technique for weaving carpets. We create woven goods from textile waste and sew clothes from them.
Plain Weaving
We have developed a weaving technique with wide textile waste. This makes every piece of clothing unique
FILLING
We develop fillings to replace down and fleece line in the long term. Stay tuned for further news.
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WHY WE NEED NEW TECHNIQUES

So far, the processing of textile waste has not been taught, so it takes a visionary and inquiring mind to invent new methods. We appreciate if you support us so that we can further expand the area of research and development.

OUR ZERO IMPACT CLOTHES

See our collections
THE SLOW FASHION APPROACH

THE CORE CONCEPT

RECYCLED MATERIALS
We prevent textile waste from being destroyed.
UNISEX & ONESIZE
Unisex and one size clothes reduce production lead times and avoid overproduction.
PREORDERS
Production on demand avoids overproduction.
CIRCULAR SERVICES
Managed after sales cycle without end in the bin.

ABOUT THE TURTLEHORN

The horned turtle is representative of the brand, exclusive and conspicuous with the horn like the fashion itself, at the same time it slowly moves in slow fashion and works patiently down to the last detail.

SOCIAL & CULTURAL COLLABORATIONS

Meet the streetstyle enthusiasts
Girlsskate Aachen

Goal: Empower women in a male dominated sports field like skateboarding. Learn skateboarding, build halfpipes and more. 


Check our website here or follow us @girlsskate.aachen at Instagram

Each piece helps this
ethical job creation

Founded by the Don Bosco Foundation and based in Polígono Sur de Sevilla, Occhiena is a social production site for ethical fashion. We are proud to be able to produce our slow fashion collection there.


Lern more about Occhiena here or check their website

Integration of regional
artists or craftmen

We establish cooperation for various projects in the field of upcycling, slow fashion, street style or similar.


Stay tuned here

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ENABLE OTHERS

We give various courses on the subject of slow fashion in social or cultural institutions such as the Bleiberger Fabrik, Design Museum Heerlen, etc., or we organize some ourselves. As experts, we hold lectures or give interviews.

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